KasarDevi is a small hamlet ahead of Almora, Uttarakhand, while on your way towards Binsar. Kasar Devi gives you positive vibes, a place that makes you stay and experience the calm surroundings. A panoramic view of the Himalayas—from Nanda Devi to the five snow-capped peaks of Panchachuli—unfurls above Kasar Devi. Kasar Devi trek starts from Almora and is a gradually ascending trail.
It is mainly known for the Kasar Devi temple, a temple, dedicated to Kasar Devi, after whom the place is named. The Kasar Devi Temple consist of two different group of temple one of Devi and another of lord Shiva and Bairava. The temple structure dates to the 2nd century CE. Swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi in 1890s, and numerous western seeker. This temple has been of special importance because the region around this temple has enormous geomagnetic field because this temple comes under the Van Allen Belt. The causes behind the formation of this belt have been researched by NASA. Few online available articles indicates Kasar Devi temple magnetic field as the main reason behind Kasar Devi temple mystery.
Kasar Devi Almora is also known for Crank’s Ridge, just outside the village, which was popular destination during the Hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and continues to attract trekkers, artists, intellectuals and tourists, both domestic and foreign.
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The Kasar Devi Temple is dedicated to Kasar Devi, originally a cave temple, there is a rock inscription in the temple which dates back to 2nd century BC. It provides scenic views of the nearby areas and is full of dense thickets of Deodar and Pine.
It hosts a large fair, known as the Kasar Devi Fair, annually, in the months of November-December, on the occasion of Kartik Poornima.
TIMINGS : 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Katarmal Temple is a magnificent Surya temple also known as Bara Aditya temple. It is 100 km from Kasar Devi & is located at a height of 2,116 m above sea level. The Katarmal Temple has the distinction of being the only Sun temple in Kumaon.
Its a unique cluster of temples (around 44) which are the tallest temples in the Kumaon. It was built somewhere between the 9th – 13th Century by King Katarmalla the then ruler of Kumaon.
Mrig Vihar Zoo / Deer Park
The park preserves a number of deer, Himalayan bears and wild leopards.
Deer Park features tall pine trees which add to the rich natural beauty of the place and makes it an ideal place to take a leisure walk during the evening time.
Mrig Vihar Zoo (Baldhauti) TIMINGS: It remains open from 09:00 To 17:00 on all days except Tuesday.
Jageshwar, a cluster of large and small temples and one of the famous Swayambhu (Jyotir Linga) Lingas, named Nagesh, to be found in India. The complex, consisting of 124 temples and hundreds of statues, is famous for its exquisite craftsmanship and are dated between 7th and 12th century.
Its at an elevation of 6140 ft. and 35 km from Kasar Devi.
It is dedicated to local deity Golu, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It was built during the 12th century and is characterised by numerous brass bells of all sizes hanging in the premises which are hung by the devotees as offering to make a wish or as thanksgiving.
The famous temple of Golu Devta at Chitali is one of the most popular temples of Kumaon and is located 9 km from Kasar Devi.
TIMINGS for Chitai Golu Devta Temple: Monday to Sunday,6:00 am - 10:00 pm.
Gananath Temple, is famous for its caves and a Shiva temple. During the special Kartik Purnima carnival held at the temple, the entire region echoes with the sounds of rhythmic hymns and captivating folk songs.
Gananath is situated near Satrali village (Takula) at a height of 2,116 m above sea level. The temple is at a distance of around 30 km from Kasar Devi.
Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum
Govind Ballabh Pant Museum stands opposite Almora Bus Stand and was built in 1980, the museum has been named after Govind Ballabh Pant to honour his contribution in development of Uttarakhand. The museum consists of a diverse range of historical and cultural articles.
Antiques from the time of Katyuri and Chand rulers are preserved along with traditional Kumaoni style paintings known as Aipan.
GOVIND BALLABH PANT PUBLIC MUSEUM TIMING: It remains open from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M except on Mondays and other Government Holidays.
Things to do in Kasar Devi
Yoga & Meditation
When its about meditation, look no further than Uttarakhand’s Kasar Devi. People visit this sacred place to rejuvenate their mind and soul. One can indulge in yoga or do meditation at the Crank’s Ridge. Indulge yourself in the calm and peaceful atmosphere this place offer. Those who have meditated at Kasar Devi, would vouch for the fact that it does provides you with a different level of rejuvenation and inner healing.
Swami Vivekananda, penned about his meditative experiences in Kasar Devi Almora.
Kasar Devi Trek
Kasar Devi is a short drive from Almora. Trekking enthusiasts can make the 8km climb from Almora to Kasar Devi.
Access to the Kasar Devi Temple includes a 1 - 1.5 km trek, of which a good part is uphill.
View of the Great Himalayas
A walking experience at the lush green valley at Kasar Devi and gaining positive energy would flow through your entire body and capture a 360 degree view of the majestic Himalayas.
A panoramic view of Himalayas from Nanda Devi to 5 snow-capped peaks of Panchachuli unfurls above Kasar Devi.
Kasar Devi Uttarakhand | Tourist Information Centre
One can find all kind of accommodations, from economical hotels to high rated resorts and homestay in Kasar Devi are also easily available.
KMVN Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd rest house is also present nearby.
One can also opt for Kasar Devi resort, Kasar Devi hotels or Kasar Devi Homestays. Longstay options are also available. One can opt for homestay in Almora as it's around 10 km away, or for homestay near Kasar Devi for places like Binsar etc which are very well connected to Kasar Devi, depending on the travel plan .
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